IN MEMORIUM: Dick Beman

Dick Beman passed away on January 13, 2021. From life-time friend Charlene Hammill: Dick never married, no children.  He has a much younger sister, Ann, SMHS ’85.   Ann lives in Kernville, CA.  Also a brother Bill, SMHS ’62. I believe Bill lives in Orange County.   Dick lived for a number of years in Targhee, WY.   I don’t believe he went to any of our class reunions.  I know he came to San Marino for our 40th class reunion but ended up not going.  I have known Dick since we were 3 years old, our families lived on the West side of town before both families moved to San Marino.  He was a very private guy.  Every Christmas he would send me a hand drawn card.  He was a talented artist.  He loved the outdoors.  He passed away at his assisted living facility in California.

He was a nice guy. 

Mary Noel Pepys Carver 1st Grade Wasmendorf Class photo

Mary Noel Pepys found this 1959 photo of Carver 1st Grade taught by Mrs. Wasmendorf (sp?). Mary Noel is first row- second from left)

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In the meantime, I remembered that back on October 2, 2013 I posted 4 Kindergarten class photos to webpage ( Stoneman, Valentine, and two Carver classes). Click here to view them. All also have at least partial names.

From Randy Huey

Randy Huey asks: Please let me (us) know if any of our resident historians have put names to the class picture. I was amazed that I could name about 25, but that was it.

Anyone with a little, or a lot, of spare time 🙂

From John Pyle

From John Pyle: My daughter and granddaughter bare living in Israel and my son is at the university of Michigan working on a phd in econ and a jd, my life is pretty boring.

From Randy Huey

From Randy Huey:

Thanks Chris and John for the wonderful HEH 8th grade class picture. My sisters and I had a good hour’s worth of fun with it. You are doing a fantastic job with the SMHS’63 website. Stay safe and Merry Christmas. 

From Judi Haley Schoppmann

From Judi Haley Schoppmann: Thank you for your newest update on our class.  It’s always fun to receive and read new stuff about our dwindling class.  I, for one, appreciate it very much.  I especially LOVED your description of your Thanksgiving dinner – got a great laugh out of that.

From Mary Noel Pepys

From Mary Noel Pepys: I absolutely love the 8th grade photo.  It was pure joy to look at so many faces I immediately remember.   What fortunate kids we were.   A shout-out to John Bare!  

From Sally Phillips Crawford

From Sally Phillips Crawford:

Thank you for your newest update on our class.  It’s always fun to receive and read new stuff about our dwindling class.  I, for one, appreciate it very much.  I especially LOVED your description of your Thanksgiving dinner – got a great laugh out of that.

Take care, be safe and hope you guys have a great Christmas. 

Thanksgiving 2020 at Grady House

In normal times, our Thanksgiving table is filled with family and friends. But not this year thanks to COVID. But we still wanted to make it a special time. So, like the Kings and Queens of the past, we got out our good china and fancy silver- and candelabras, and sat down to turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. And, peering at each other through the candelabras, we shared what we were thankful for- and ate our dinner. 10 minutes later we were done- and left the table!!!